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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
And if other countries are paying that much, why shouldn't we?
Originally posted by ThaLoccster
I would also atleast think that higher prices would encourage less waste. And encourage more use of public transportation, walking, bike riding, car pooling etc...
We have nascar if we want to watch people waste gas going in circles for 4 hours.
Originally posted by ErEhWoN
If you are scared of $7 dollar a gallon gas, try going to Japan or Europe.
We need $7 a gal gas, Obama. We have been decadent for long enough, show us the WAY!
I only wish our govt had the balls to do this. $7 dollar a gallon gas wouldnt wreck our economy. It would improve it. All those people riding in their f- 150's and Escalades would finally be forced to buy smaller cars, reducing our dependence on foreign sources of oil.
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
Many Americans might be horrified at the idea of walking more, using public transit, and driving a car that weighs less than their wife. However, Europeans do it all the time and they seem better off for it.